This blog has been written by our CTO, Michael Christian.
Recently, I held a discussion about requirement gathering templates, with several digital workplace managers, and we talked about day-to-day intranet activities and discussed innovative ways to capture additional business requirements from their employee intranet users.
It is interesting to note that none of the intranet managers I interviewed have a background in business analysis. They previously worked in either IT, marketing, or communications roles. A tool we used often was the requirements gathering template.
What is a requirements gathering template?
Requirements gathering templates are a form of documentation that helps you get agreement among the team and supports information requests from other stakeholders.
The requirements gathering is an important part of the project management process. It is a time for all stakeholders to come together and agree on what needs to be done and how it will be executed.
The requirement gathering template – sometimes called requirement capture templates – can be about business requirements, user requirements, or workflow requirements.
Often business requirement templates are overly complicated and too high level.
We know how important it is to collect requirements. We also know that it can be a major headache.
It’s easy to forget to ask the right questions. That leads to delivering a product that doesn’t meet stakeholder or the customer needs.
To help you avoid this problem, we’ve created a simple requirements gathering template that you can use for your next project.
This template can be downloaded for free – no catch! Just let me know if you find it useful!
Updated June 2021.